I used to live in Colorado and Aspen was high up on the list of places to visit. I visited three times - once during the X Games, once in the summer during a road trip, and most recently this past Spring when I went on a Spring ski vacation. Here is a combined trip report about my time in Aspen. Note, this is not a luxury trip review. This is how to save money on an awesome trip to Aspen. How … [Read more...] about Aspen Trip Report – Summer and Winter in Aspen
It's time for another trip report! We attended a wedding in Colorado and decided to tack on a ski trip to Telluride and Aspen before the wedding. This trip report covers our time in the beautiful mountain town of Telluride. How to Get to Telluride We used United points to fly nonstop to the Montrose airport (MTJ), which is about one hour and thirty minutes outside Telluride. We took the … [Read more...] about Telluride Trip Report – Ski Vacation in Telluride
This section of the Northern California and Southern Oregon coast is so beautiful, it’s ridiculous. If you’re thinking about doing a road trip soon - consider this one. Our Road Trip Along the California and Southern Oregon Coast My husband and I actually did this road trip as part of our honeymoon. We got married in December and did this portion of the trip between Christmas and New … [Read more...] about Northern California and Southern Oregon Coast Road Trip
Due to our lack of vacation days, My husband and I took our honeymoon during the Christmas holiday week. We spent Christmas in Paso Robles, CA and then spent New Years in Portland, OR. I've already written a trip report about the top things to do in Portland. This trip report is about the time we spent in Paso Robles. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, … [Read more...] about Where to Stay and What to Do in Paso Robles – Trip Report
I just returned from a 10-day honeymoon road trip through California and Oregon with my new husband. This post details the 4 days we spent in Portland, which were AWESOME and definitely the highlight of our trip. For those of you who read my blog for the early retirement content - sorry, I'm a bit off topic here. I love reading trip reports when I'm planning my travels so I want to … [Read more...] about Portland Trip Report for Nerdy Tourists and Grimm Lovers
Moving out west has rekindled my relationship with the outdoors. I had forgotten how good it feels to hike through a forest or to take in your surroundings atop a mountain. Social activities in my early twenties seemed to revolve around eating and drinking and then making plans for the next time I would eat or drink. It has made me so much healthier and happier to live these last few years in a place that promotes … [Read more...] about National Parks Road Trip (with a dog)!